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April 27, 2009 | Monday 
e-Veritas EXTRA

Update on Swine Flu Situation:
Valuable Preventive Tips and Resources

There have been no documented cases of swine flu on campus or in South Florida. The University of Miami is following the situation carefully with the guidance of the Miller School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and will maintain regular contact with local and regional Departments of Public Health. As a precaution, the Student Health Service will remain open seven days a week through commencement, May 17, and is prepared to expand hours further, as needed.

General recommendations to stay healthy from the CDC include the following:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.

  • Try to avoid contact with sick people. Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.

  • If you get sick, the CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

  • Students with a febrile respiratory illness should go to the Student Health Service and faculty and staff should go to their doctor.

International travelers are advised to consult CDC Travel Notices for updated recommendations.

Additional information is available on the CDC Swine Flu Web site, or you may contact the Student Health Service at studenthealth@miami.edu or 305-284-9100 for further assistance. Updates will be provided as warranted and will also be posted on the University of Miami Student Health Service home page.

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